Windy City Wine Guy's Top 10 Holiday Wines Under $20

Just in time for your holiday entertaining shopping list, here are my top 10 picks for you wines! These are all under $20 and can be found at a local wine shop or retailer like Whole Foods. These recos are short and sweet: price point range and my notes. Enjoy!

1. 2011 Couly Dutheil Chinon Rouge 'La Baronne Madeleine' $19.99

French Cabernet Franc with solid tannins, juicy & smokey black fruit.

2. 2013/2014/2015 Amayna Boya Leyda Valley Pinot Noir $14.99

Hard to find this varietal with this amount of quality at this price.

3. 2014 Villacreces 'Pruno' Ribera del Duero $16.99

Tempranillo based beauty with body and acidity.

4. 2013 Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino $18.99.

A Tuscan red which is bright and floral but has weight.

5. 2010 Chateau Lamothe Bergeron Haut Medoc $17.99 

Gotta have your Bordeaux at an affordable price- great vintage too.

6. 2012 Columbia Crest H3 Le Chevaux Red Blend $11.99

When you want an everyday red at a great price.

7. 2012 Senorio de Barahonda Barrica $14.99

A complex, inky blend of Monastrell and Syrah

8. 2014 Opolo Zinfandel $18.99

A true Zin with deep extracted fruit, minerality, rich.

9. 2012 Chris Ringland 'CR' Shiraz $19.99

 Layers of cherry, chocolate, plum cake, leather- just dang good fireplace wine.

10. 2012 Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon $19.99

Complex cool climate Cab with all the body you want